Andres Freund wrote:
> On 2016-05-25 22:01:53 +0200, Piotr Stefaniak wrote:
> > On 2016-05-25 21:13, Tom Lane wrote:
> > > I'd love to see a fix for its brain damage around function pointer 
> > > typedef formatting, too.
> > 
> > Show me a few examples and I'll look into it.

See src/include/replication/logical.h; the problem there is pretty

For another broken construct, see tupleLockExtraInfo in

Also, see pre_indent and post_indent in src/tools/pgindent/pgindent.
A few bugs in pg_bsd_indent are worked around there.

> > > I'm excited about this too, not least because it suggests that maybe 
> > > bsdindent isn't quite as opaque as it appears.
> > 
> > It's old, hacked on many times over the past few decades and historically
> > just a band-aid rather than something designed from the ground up, so it's
> > not easy to work with. Which is why I think that a newer tool (like
> > ClangFormat) should be considered as a replacement for pg_bsd_indent.
> FWIW, I looked at using clang-format at some point, and it looked like
> it'd be a number of additional options to make it work for our case
> without changing the code layout too much. There seemed limited
> enthusiasm from the authors about accepting relevant options.

FWIW I looked at GNU indent a year ago or so, and there were a few
things about our style that they simply did not have options for.  I
don't recall the details but my conclusion was that it was a dead end.

Álvaro Herrera      
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